Overview

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award honours students who have contributed to their communities through outstanding citizenship, leadership, public service and voluntary endeavour.

Each year, 8 young Albertans receive a medal and a $5,000 scholarship.

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts honours a student who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the performing arts. Each year, one young Albertan receives a medal and a $5,000 scholarship.

The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts honours a student who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the visual arts. Each year, one young Albertan receives a medal and a $5,000 scholarship.

Eligibility

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award

Alberta high school students who received the Premier's Citizenship Award are automatically nominated for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.

Every Alberta high school may nominate one student each year to receive the Premier's Award.

Visit Premier's Citizenship Award for nomination information. Deadline to apply is June 1, of every year.

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Performing and Visual Arts

Alberta high school students interested in either of these awards apply directly through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Deadline to apply is March 1.

2020 recipients

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Award

 

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    Kailey Beckie

    Kailey (a graduate from St. Martin de Porres High School, Airdrie) is currently a student at the University of British Columbia pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Kailey has been very involved with the 4-H Program and served as the District Vice-President, in addition to being President of her local club. Kailey used her time in 4-H to further develop her communication skills by entering communication competitions and hosting communication workshops. Kailey is active in her local community volunteering with Special Olympics, packing food hampers for needy families and mentoring youth in aquatic safety through her work as a lifeguard and swim instructor. Kailey was selected to participate in the Heritage Youth Researcher Summer Program where she conducted cardiovascular medical research.

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    Allyson Busch

    Allyson (a graduate from Grande Cache High School, Grande Cache) is currently a student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Physiology. While she attended Grande Cache High School, she displayed strong leadership skills and became a mentor in her community. She is known for her excellent work ethic, problem solving skills and valuable insights. Allyson is passionate about the environment and was on the Youth Leadership team, advocating for environmental issues and awareness. Allyson has also volunteered with the Grande Cache Fire Department over the last 3 years and is a qualified firefighter. Allyson’s active role in her community and her commitment to helping others makes her a well-respected and admired role model.

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    Amanda Hardman

    Amanda (a graduate from Spruce Grove Composite High School, Spruce Grove) is currently a student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. She is known for her critical thinking, excellent leadership skills and integrity. While she attended Spruce Grove Composite High School, she engaged in numerous extra-curricular activities and volunteered her time for the benefit of others. Amanda was actively involved in 4-H, serving on many executive positions for the Stony Riders 4-H Club and mentoring its younger members. Her positive attitude and natural leadership abilities led to her being chosen as a 4-H Ambassador for Alberta. Amanda’s positive attitude and outgoing nature puts people at ease, making her an invaluable leader in our province.

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    Martina Min

    Martina (a graduate from St. Francis High School, Calgary) is currently a student at the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Martina is an enthusiastic advocate for youth initiatives and was a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council. As a member of the Youth Volunteer Corps, Martina played a vital role in volunteering with various city wide non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and the Drop-In Centre. Martina also joined the Youth Volunteer Corps Steering Committee as Co-Chair and helped plan events and volunteer initiatives. During her volunteer work, Martina became part of a sub-committee that focussed on raising awareness of mental health issues. Martina joined 3 other friends to create a non-profit organization, Free Your Mind, dedicated to combatting youth mental health issues.

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    Mira Patel

    Mira (a graduate from Westwood Community High School, Fort McMurray) is currently a student at the University of Alberta pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences degree. While she was a student at Westwood Community High School, she earned a reputation for being highly motivated, both with her academics and community service. Mira served as Vice President of Students Against Drinking and Driving and was Chair of the Principal’s Advisory Council. She is dedicated to making improvements for those around her, volunteering her time to make a difference for her peers and the community. Mira was also actively involved in Westwood’s Green Initiative Club, helping the high school earn third place as Canada’s greenest school. Mira’s passion for learning and her willingness to help others makes her a positive role model and a highly respected member of her community.

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    Shubh Patel

    Shubh (a graduate from Grande Prairie Composite High School, Grande Prairie) is currently a student at the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. Shubh was President of the Business Club and Executive Chair of the Model United Nations. Outside of school, Shubh has been an outstanding member of the community in many ways. Shubh was a member of the Grande Prairie City Youth Council. Additionally, in his role as a co-President of the Rotary Interact Club, he volunteers over 100 hours per year with Alberta Health Services. Shubh was also a valued volunteer with First Responders. Despite his heavy schedule, Shubh still finds time to tutor math at the Kumon Math and Reading Centre and raise funds for 3D Children’s Charity as President of the Kiva Microloans Club.

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    Charvi Shah

    Charvi (a graduate from Western Canada High School, Calgary) is currently a student at the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree. While she attended Western Canada High School in Calgary, she maintained academic excellence while simultaneously investing a large portion of her time to volunteer activities. Charvi became a leader in the Western Band Program at the Western Canadian High School, where she was a principle musician. Throughout her involvement in the Band Program, Charvi created a sense of community among her peers and she mentored incoming students to the program. Charvi is also the founder of the Beltline Residents Youth Group, which was an initiative she created to engage local youth in her community. Charvi’s integrity and her ability to empower others is truly inspirational.

  • Photo of Reeana Tazreean

    Reeana Tazreean

    Reeana (a graduate from Nelson Mandela High School, Calgary) is currently a student at the University of Calgary pursuing a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disability degree at the Cumming School of Medicine. In school, Reeana was a teaching assistant for AP Biology, and was the Student Leader on the Student Leadership team. In the community, Reeana is an active member of the Boys and Girls Club, a long-time volunteer and performer with the Bangladesh Canada Association of Calgary and Youth Champion with the Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre. Reeana is an active volunteer in the community, and volunteers with Alberta Health Services, Empowering Minds, the Mustard Seed, and the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth to name just a few.

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Performing and Visual Arts

 

  • Photo of Emelie Kanwischer

    Emelie Kanwischer

    Emelie Kanwischer is a Calgary-based artist completing her undergraduate degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver). Kanwischer has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada and in student exhibitions in Canada. Her artistic practice explores our relationships to natural environments and materials, along with reusable resources.

  • Photo of Swanice Luong

    Swanice Luong

    Hailing from Spruce Grove, Alberta, Swanice Luong is currently completing training (Advanced Division D) at The School of American Ballet (New York, NY). She has participated in prestigious residency programs around the world, and performed professionally for Alberta Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Vaganova Ballet Society and the New York City Ballet.

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